Nick Gagliardi


All Your Favorites:

  • Food: Steak
  • Movie: Dumb and Dumber
  • Movie Character: Rain Man
  • Book (Author): Toughness (Jay Bilas)
  • Book Character (what book?): Team Jacob (Twilight)
  • Show: Family Guy
  • Type of Music: Rap/Country
  • Musical Artist or Band: Nipsey Hussle
  • Song (Artist): Work (A$AP Ferg)
  • Artist: Pablo Picasso
  • Painting: Factory, Horta de Ebbo
  • City (foreign or domestic): Gig Harbor
  • State: Washington
  • Country: Costa Rica
  • Place (anywhere): Bahamas
  • Sport: Baseball
  • Activity: Boating
  • Hobby: Ping Pong
  • Board Game: Battle Ship
  • Monopoly Piece: Top Hat
  • Quote: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

Why did you choose Santa Clara?
Because Santa Clara has great coaches, great atmosphere, and a great culture. It is also a perfect size and amazing location and very family oriented.

What draws you to baseball? What is special about the college game?
The fact that baseball is a team game but is very individualistic during each play and pitch. The college game is special because it has great intensity and spirit and you are representing for your entire school while you play.

Who is your favorite guy on the team to compete with? To compete against? Why?
Kevin George. He is my roommate and we are both pitchers who want innings and to get better so we compete with and against each other

Top 5 people, living or dead, to compete against? In what?

  • LeBron James – Basketball
  • Steve Nash – Basketball
  • Ken Griffey Jr. – Baseball
  • Babe Ruth – Baseball
  • Tiger Woods – Golf

5 people, living or dead, to have coffee with?

  • Steve Jobs
  • Ray Lewis
  • Cal Ripken
  • Will Ferrell
  • Kate Upton

What would you do with a billion dollars?
Save some, donate some, invest some, spend some

What do you want to be doing in 10 years?
Making a difference in the world

What does your ideal day look like?
Playing baseball and hanging out with my friends and family

What’s the #1 item on your Bucket List?
Win the college World Series